The Columns Weekly - Thursday, April 20, 2023
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W&L in Full Bloom
Washington and Lee’s campus is abloom thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team that collaborates with Mother Nature year-round.
W&L Students Showcase Original Research at Science, Society, and the Arts Conference
The two-day conference in March provided a unique opportunity for students to conduct and share original research in a professional setting.
Amanda Green ’06 and her daughter arrange bouquets at Yonderyear Farm.
Growing a Greener Future
For W&L alumni Kevin Green ’06 and Amanda Green ’07, nature and nurture go hand-in-hand.
Staniar Gallery Presents Delilah Montoya: Contemporary Casta Portraiture
The solo exhibition will run from April 24 to May 25 in Staniar Gallery inside Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts.
Employee Accolades
Hongchu Fu
W&L Professor Publishes Book in English Translation with Full Annotations
Hongchu Fu offers a look into the Yuan Dynasty under Mongol Rule in “Three Yuan Plays by Yang Zi.”
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Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Wendy Rice
Wendy Rice is the Sr. Administrative Assistant (Team Lead) for Faculty Services in the School of Law.. Learn more about Wendy in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Zach Nix
Zach Nix is the technology integration coordinator within ITS. Learn more about Zach in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Application Administrator Blake Shester plays with his band Datz Us Ramblers during the Law Alumni BBQ.
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Come Support the Generals!
Plenty of lacrosse and conference championship tennis on the home schedule for the week ahead!
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Upcoming Events
Scavenger Hunt: Family Activity Day
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reeves Museum of Ceramics
Bring your kids to the Reeves Museum of Ceramics for a FREE Family Activity Day scavenger hunt inspired by our Pueblo pottery exhibition.
State of Sustainability
1:30-2:30 p.m., Leyburn 119
Curious about our progress toward campus carbon neutrality? Wondering how much campus food waste gets composted? The “State of Sustainability,” presented by Jane Stewart, director of sustainability, will address W&L’s sustainability progress and plans.
DeLaney Dialogues: Nathan Dean and Chantal Smith
Noon-1 p.m. Leyburn 119
The DeLaney Center presents DeLaney Dialogues, a series of a series of curated exchanges about Southern race relations, culture, and politics. During an hourlong session, a presenter will offer fresh ideas about a regionally resonant theme. The audience engages both the speaker and their peers.
Staniar Gallery Artist Lecture and Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center
This exhibition by Delilah Montoya is based on the artist's research into the racial categorizing that was expressed in 18th century paintings made in Spanish Americas known as “casta paintings.”
Griffith Lecture: Russia-Ukraine: The Conflict and the Context
5:30-7 p.m. Northen Auditorium
The Williams School cordially invites you as we welcome Ambassador (ret.) Ken Yalowitz, Robert S. Griffith, Jr. '52 Distinguished Visiting Scholar as he discusses "Russia-Ukraine: The Conflict and the Context."
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The Low-Carbon Life: Our Transition from Fossil Fuel at Home and on the Road
Noon-1 p.m. Leyburn 109
Since his retirement in 2021, W&L energy specialist Morris Trimmer has worked diligently to remove fossil fuels in his daily life. In “The Low-Carbon Life,” Trimmer will share highlights and insights from his personal journey toward a low-carbon lifestyle. A light buffet lunch will be provided.
Tom Wolfe Weekend Keynote Address by Amor Towles
4:15 p.m. University Chapel
Towles will discuss his most recent novel, “The Lincoln Highway,” which debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
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